“At the request of the Americans, to ensure the conditions for their experiments, we will transfer to another orbit.

Now we will fly not in an orbit of 419 km, but 3 km less - 416 km, ”he said in a comment to TASS.

According to the ballista, this level can be maintained by specialists until a decision is made to flood the station.

Earlier it became known that the calculations of the American aerospace agency NASA provide for the removal of the ISS from orbit in 2031.

RSC Energia reported that the decision to flood the station will be made at the level of the governments of the countries participating in the project.